Helen Cowan



Helen is the founder of The Tall Wall. A former M&A Strategy Consultant and Executive Coach with one of the “Big 4”, Helen understands the complexities and pressures of working in a high performing culture.

Helen has significant experience and interest in coaching Partners and Partner candidates in professional service firms, as well as designing and delivering parental coaching programmes that support professionals through the most important transition of their lives.

Coaching Style

Helen coaches in a pragmatic and collaborative style, helping her clients to navigate their career with professionalism and integrity. She works best with driven individuals who are committed to developing their self-awareness and open to new and sometimes creative ways of thinking about themselves and their professional situation.

Helen is naturally inclined to the positive in people and understands that the individual almost always knows the “answer” – with careful listening and questioning in a safe and supportive environment they will find it. A straight-talking pragmatist at heart, Helen also believes that the ability to challenge and occasionally offer suggestions makes the coaching more effective and the next steps more practical.

Above all, Helen cares deeply about her clients and goes above and beyond to help them achieve the change they desire.

Helen’s loyalty, care and understanding are simply brilliant and I feel very lucky to have had her help during some of the toughest times in my career.
Helen’s insights have been absolutely invaluable in helping me navigate my transition out of and back into the workplace. I find her guidance to be the perfect blend of a reassuring supportive ear and sound, considered commercial advice that can be practically deployed. I cannot rate her highly enough.